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Corporate property investors in ‘wait and see’ mode following Trump election

Delegates at major property show MIPIM generally displayed a cautious optimism on the economic outlook but most acknowledged the new US administration is still an unknown quantity. Michal Kaczmarski reports.

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An African calling: how Liquid Telecom is driving a digital revolution

As internet usage soars across Africa, data, voice and IP provider Liquid Telecom is connecting remote areas across the continent via its broadband network. Sebastian Shehadi reports.

right idea
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Right idea, wrong place? The hurdles facing tech entrepreneurs in pariah states

Operating a tech start-up in a country hit by sanctions or a negative international image is not easy. Attracting investment is harder still. Michal Kaczmarski speaks to those on both sides of the divide.

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Buying spree helps MasterCard expand global footprint

MasterCard's growth over the past decade has been rapid, both in terms of value and global reach. The company's international markets president tells Wendy Atkins how an acquisition and expansion spree has aided this growth.

From Companies

In Dispute: global investment court draws closer

An international court for the resolution of FDI disputes has long been a pet project of the European Commission, and recent talks look like making it a reality.

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China’s Hisense makes move to give expansion a sporting chance

While it has been a well-known name in its domestic market for a decade, Hisense has much lower recognition outside China. Now the company is on a drive to boost its brand, as Michal Kaczmarski reports.

Boeing bounces
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How Boeing bounced back in Latin America

Despite the woes of Latin America’s major economies, aerospace heavyweight Boeing believes the region still holds significant potential as a commercial and defence aviation market. Donna Hrinak, president of Boeing Latin America, talks to Jacopo Dettoni about the company’s long-term Latin American commitment. 

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US CFOs say companies poorly prepared for operational risks

US chief financial officers report their companies lack planning for operational risks such as cyber attacks or natural disasters, despite suffering from them in recent years. Timothy Conley reports.

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Kecskemét hits the right notes to become Hungary FDI hub

According to its mayor, Hungary’s Kecskemét has attracted major companies such as Mercedes-Benz with its flexible, creative and productive workforce. This is thanks to an educational system that combines the Kodály method with a strong vocational focus, she tells Courtney Fingar. 

From Companies

Bringing it all back home: a guide to reshoring manufacturing in the US

The benefits of reversing the offshoring process and bringing manufacturing back to the US are becoming apparent to many companies. But the process must be carefully managed to ensure long-term success, writes Michelle Comerford of location consulting firm BLS & Co.

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